Goal IX Newsletter

Fall 2004, Volume 10, Number 4

What's New and Noteworthy

Salt Lake City, Utah

Judicial Clerkship Program
February 10-12, 2005
Convention Center

The simulated clerkship program that brings together judges with students who wish to pursue judicial clerkships in their career. Students have group discussions with the various panels of judges and former clerks, research exercises and informal networking for clerkships. The ABA Commission and Judicial Division are the proud sponsors for this program. Thanks also to LexisNexis for it’s continuing support. If you are interested in participating as a school or a judge, contact Regina Smith at smithr@staff.abanet.org. Time is running out to participate, send an email now!

Diversity Initiative Workshop
February 10, 2005
Grand America Hotel
3:00-5:00 pm

A workshop on how your ABA Section, Division or Forum can improve its recruitment, retention, and involvement of minority lawyers.

Indian Law Primer
Grand America Hotel
February 11, 2005
3:00-7:00 pm

This exciting half day of lectures will give an overview of the very basics of federal Indian law - things your law school didn't teach you. One law professor says that the Court hears more cases per term on federal Indian law than any other unique category of law. Don't miss being a part of this exciting introduction into this rapidly developing field of law.

Diversity Pioneers
February 11, 2005
Grand America Hotel

We will explore the experience of practicing in an area with few other minorities, discuss the kinds of support available and still needed, and share strategies that some of these lawyers have found to have helped them survive and thrive as diversity pioneers.

For more information regarding programs contact Regina Smith at smithr@staff.abanet.org.

Spirit of Excellence Awards Luncheon
February 12, 2005
Grand America Hotel
11:45 am-2:00 pm

The Spirit of Excellence Awards was established by the ABA Commission to celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of lawyers who work to promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. Join us in congratulating the honored recipients of this prestigious award at the ABA highlight of Midyear Meeting! This years awardees are:

Spirit of Excellence AwardHon. Arthur Louis Burnett, Sr.
Senior Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC

José C. Feliciano
Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Delegate-at-Large, ABA House of Delegates
Former Member of the ABA Board of Governors 2001-2004
Former Chair of the Section of Dispute Resolution 1996-1997
Cleveland, Ohio

Emanuel B. Halper
American Development & Consulting Corp.
Greenvale, New York

Karen K. Narasaki
President & Executive Director
National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium
Washington, DC

Hon. Raymond S. Uno (Inspirational)
Retired, Third Judicial District Court
Salt Lake City, Utah


Culture and Crime Symposium
April 2, 2005
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

The ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession Multicultural Women Attorneys’ Network will be presenting a symposium on the use of culture as a criminal defense and exploring whether feminism is necessarily at odds with multiculturalism in the use of a cultural defense. Experts from around the country will be discussing issues relating to the use of cultural evidence in the criminal courtroom, questioning why certain uses of culture seem to be more successful than others and the ethical issues involving the use of culture in the criminal courtroom.

2005 Spring Minority Counsel Program
April 14-15, 2005
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The program designed with to promote relationship building that will lead to the retention of minority lawyers as outside counsel by corporations. Register early to participate, see our website at http://www.abanet.org/minorities/mcp

National Conference for the Minority Lawyer
June 22-24, 2005
Sheraton Hotel
Seattle, Washington

Join us for our two-day session of substantive CLE programming specifically designed for the minority lawyer.

Diversity Boutique
Neat gift ideas for those with diversity on their minds. Show your commitment to diversity share it with a colleague by giving the gift of diversity at http://www.abanet.org/minorities/store/

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